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Old 11-03-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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Evolution address book security

Ubuntu 8.1. Evolution 2.26

I'm using Evolution for email and contacts and have a basic security concern. How can I make the Evolution address book secure (eg encrypt it)? This seems such a basic requirement that I feel I must be missing something. No password is needed to get into Evolution and bingo - all my contacts there for anyone to see (I'm thinking in terms of securing a netbook in the event of it being stolen.)

I have an encrypted volume. I could put the Evolution address book there, but would not know how to have Evolution look there.

Any ideas? A different approach perhaps?
Old 11-03-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by HJ50 View Post
Any ideas? A different approach perhaps?
yes, why not encrypt your entire home partition, or even better, the entire disk. You certainly have more sensitive data on your notebook than your contacts...

edit: you could of course put your .evolution folder into your cryptcontainer and then symlink or mount it.

Last edited by almatic; 11-03-2009 at 09:20 PM.


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